The Central Asian Shepherd is also know by names Alabai, Aziat and Central Asian Ovtcharka. The large breed males can weigh as much as 200 pounds and be close to three feet in height. The Central Asian Shepherd is considered to be one of oldest breeds in existence, possibly dating back thousands of years. They were originally used for guarding livestock and being intensely protective of their owners.
Despite their massive size and weight, the Alabai is safe and protective with children and other small animals, while being gentle and loving with all your family members. Their size should not be a deterrent when deciding if the Central Asian Shepherd is the right dog breed for your family. With that being said, these dogs do need plenty of open space to track and patrol their territory, this will enable the Alabai to burn off energy and allow for much needed exercise.
What are the most important traits needed for making the right choice for your next dog? If it is a breed that is very aware of their surroundings, always being alert and at the ready to protect their owners, with the strength and power to back it up. This dog’s attributes will combine to make an owner feel safe while getting a good sound nights sleep.